Motor vehicle traffic injuries are the leading cause of injury related death for New York County residents, according to the NYS Department of Health.
61 New York County residents die due to traffic injuries every year:
• Of these deaths, 33 are pedestrians, 15 are unspecified persons, 5 are motorcyclists, 5 are occupants of the vehicle, and 3 are pedal cyclists.
Motor vehicle traffic injuries are the leading cause for injury related to hospitalizations for New York County residents.
752 New York County residents are hospitalized due to traffic related injuries every year:
• Of these hospitalizations, 387 are pedestrians, 203 are occupants of the vehicle, 67 are pedal cyclists, 59 are motorcyclists, 34 are unspecified, and the remaining are categorized as “Other”, which means there were frequencies less than 6 hospitalizations and go unreported.
These statistics are shocking and these incidents happen right in our own community. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash, contact our experienced Manhattan personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.